The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 74 64 77
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +13
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.39% 0.35% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.50% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Average daily rate
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£338 £225 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -27.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £338 £336
% change year-on-year
-2.96% +0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - £32.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
736 595 750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.51% 69.03% 74.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 307 355
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 20
Average hourly rate £37.09 £19.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.21% -34.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.67 £59.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Testing across the Reading region.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Reading region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automation Testing.

1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Appium
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (16.67%) SaaS
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (16.67%) Appium
2 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Tester
2 3 (50.00%) Software Tester
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Tester
3 2 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (16.67%) AWS Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) WCF
2 1 (16.67%) WPF
2 1 (16.67%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft